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Three Soldiers Killed; Weapons Cache Discovered in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2005 – A soldier serving with the 18th Military Police Brigade was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, today.

Two coalition soldiers were wounded in the attack and taken to a coalition forces medical facility for treatment.

Two other soldiers were killed in action June 13 when their vehicle was struck by an explosive device near Ramadi, according to U.S. officials at Camp Fallujah.

The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, an Army unit attached to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Multinational Division Central South troops discovered a weapons cache and detained seven terror suspects during overnight operations ending early today.

The cordon-and-search operation in northern Babil province netted weapons parts, ammunition and about 10 kilograms of explosives along with the detainees.

The multinational division launched Operation White Shield today in southern Qadisiyah province. About 2,000 troops are involved in the operation.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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